Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” removed from syllabus. Watch

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Confirmed here (7th paragraph down): http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/op...rful.html?_r=0

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Personally, some students need to get a backbone. The 'real world' is going to be a lot tougher and not everyone will be as accommodating.
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Never heard of it.

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Has it been removed from the Latin or the maths syllabus?
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I read the Ted Hughes translation of Ovid's Metamorphosis earlier this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've been putting it off for ages because I'm not a fan of poetry - a shame since it is quite readable. I wish we'd done it at school instead of Keats.

I'd recommend it to anyone who thinks the Romans and Greeks are boring, irrelevant, history. For anyone knowing little about the ancient cultural influences on our society, discovering the origins of such things as the echo and various expressions and concepts in our society, described in that poetry based on Greek mythology, is very enlightening. There's so much we think is modern and controversial, exquisitely described here in rather exciting stories, written thousands of years ago. We like to think ourselves so much cleverer and wiser than those who went before. So it is a shame to drop such a work because it describes something that happens in real life.

Do they intend to ban students from watching TV and movies because they depict murder?
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Do they intend to ban students from watching TV and movies because they depict murder?
I think we're getting to that stage. I do think that a lot of these students will get a serious wake up call when (if!) they start working.
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The Metamorphoses is such an important classical text, and you can't complain about the subject matter because it was written in a time rape and such like were the norm
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I think we're getting to that stage. I do think that a lot of these students will get a serious wake up call when (if!) they start working.
They cannot work. That would be cultural appropriation. They have to study.
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They cannot work. That would be cultural appropriation. They have to study.
Good point.
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They cannot work. That would be cultural appropriation. They have to study.
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PS Metamorphoses was about that bloke who turned into an insect, no ?
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PS Metamorphoses was about that bloke who turned into an insect, no ?
It is full of stories of beings that transform into other beings, or into new states. I can't remember which are his and which aren't as I haven't read it for many years. I think Midas, Myrrha and Phaeton are all in there, and Narcissus.
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It is full of stories of beings that transform into other beings, or into new states. I can't remember which are his and which aren't as I haven't read it for many years. I think Midas, Myrrha and Phaeton are all in there, and Narcissus.
Ovid's account of the myth of Diana & Actaeon will be banned due to animal cruelty and encouragement of voyeurism.
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Ovid's account of the myth of Diana & Actaeon will be banned due to animal cruelty and encouragement of voyeurism.
Never mind Greek myths, they should look closer to home and ban Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood (child abuse, murder, the occult) and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon (animal cruelty). The King Arthur myths encourage incest and adultery and should be banned too.
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Never mind Greek myths, they should look closer to home and ban Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood (child abuse, murder, the occult) and The Cow Jumped Over the Moon (animal cruelty). The King Arthur myths encourage incest and adultery and should be banned too.
damn right. those "fairy tales"... Goldilocks should never have allowed to go near those bears. As for the Sorcerer's Apprentice this promotes unpaid internships and is unacceptable.
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Metamorphoses was about that bloke who turned into an insect, no ?
That was Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis.

One day our excellent and popular maths teacher started the lesson with:

"Don't tell anyone about this, but we're doing something different today. I started reading this book yesterday and I stayed up reading it until I had finished. I thought you would all enjoy it. And none of you need to revise anyway."

We were supposed to be having a revision session because the exams were only a couple of weeks away.

He then spent the rest of the 135 minute triple lesson reading the book to us.
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That was Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis.

One day our excellent and popular maths teacher started the lesson with:

"Don't tell anyone about this, but we're doing something different today. I started reading this book yesterday and I stayed up reading it until I had finished. I thought you would all enjoy it. And none of you need to revise anyway."

We were supposed to be having a revision session because the exams were only a couple of weeks away.

He then spent the rest of the 135 minute triple lesson reading the book to us.
his ass was getting all cross-curricular

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Whole story here:
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion...ore-classrooms

I loved the comments; they gave me some hope for the future.
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Will this special snowflake girl also ask the Koran and Bible to be banned?
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Whole story here:
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion...ore-classrooms

I loved the comments; they gave me some hope for the future.
Thank you for this! Didn't see this earlier.
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Omg
Thats such a shame. I'm studying it now
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So I'm guessing they'll be banning the Qu'ran as well then?
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